Re: filing taxes as a gay couple
It's a horrendous mess, and only likely to get messier.
I have some gay friends who were married when the state they were in temporarily legalized gay marriages. But the state later changed it's mind. So I don't even know if they are considered married right now or not. It seems crazy to me that a marriage is something that might exist or not exist depending on where you lived or traveled within the US.
I know for myself trying to sort out my taxes for last year where I was married for the first part and single for the second part was quite messy and raised the same sorts of questions that this article did for gay folks. I can't imagine what divorced gay couples would face.
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